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Collection Manuscript/Mixed Material James Gordon Bennett papers,

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  • James Gordon Bennett papers,


  • Chiefly correspondence (1861-1864) concerning the Civil War and national politics, addressed to Bennett as publisher of the New York Herald, by staff reporters located at the headquarters of Gen. George Brinton McClellan in Washington and in the field. Also includes letters addressed to Bennett's assistant and business manager, Frederic Hudson, recipient copy of a letter (1845) from Bennett to Thomas Ritchie, drafts of articles, clippings (1862-1863), and pamphlets. Correspondents include Nathaniel Prentiss Banks, James Gordon Bennett, Jr., Charles G. Halpine, Thurlow Weed, and Fernando Wood.


  • Bennett, James Gordon, 1795-1872


  • -  Banks, Nathaniel Prentiss,--1816-1894--Correspondence
  • -  Bennett, James Gordon,--1841-1918--Correspondence
  • -  Halpine, Charles G.--(Charles Graham),--1829-1868--Correspondence
  • -  Hudson, Frederic,--1819-1875--Correspondence
  • -  McClellan, George B.--(George Brinton),--1826-1885
  • -  Ritchie, Thomas,--1778-1854--Correspondence
  • -  Weed, Thurlow,--1797-1882--Correspondence
  • -  Wood, Fernando,--1812-1881--Correspondence
  • -  New York herald
  • -  American newspapers--New York (State)
  • -  United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
  • -  United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Journalists
  • -  United States--Politics and government--1861-1865


  • -  Microfilm edition available, no. 19,765.
  • -  Microfilm produced from originals and photocopies in the Manuscript Division. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress Photoduplication Service, 1988.
  • -  In part, negative photocopies of originals in private hands. [S.l.].
  • -  Private
  • -  Gift, J. Franklin Jameson, 1934.
  • -  Purchase, 1919-1931.
  • -  Newspaper publisher.
  • -  Collection material in English.
  • -  Finding aid available in the Library of Congress Manuscript Reading Room and at
  • -  Includes a transfer in 1938 from the Papers of Manton Marble.


  • 225 items.
  • 1 container.
  • 1 microfilm reel.
  • 0.4 linear feet.


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  • mm75012427

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  • Open to research.

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